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Erik Grigoryan

Erik Grigoryan

Minister of Environment

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
October 17, 1979, Kapan

1995-2000, Yerevan State Institute of Economics, Faculty of General Economics, Environmental Economics specialization
2004-2005, Aegean University (Greece), Department of Environmental Sciences, international postgraduate program in Environmental Management and Policy
2007, Technical University of Dresden (Germany), post-graduate diploma in international environmental management plan
2008-2009, ATEI and Aristotle University (Greece), doctoral education, environmental economics

Work Experience
2002-2009, Ministry of Nature Protection, Department of Economics of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, leading specialist
2009, Ministry of Nature Protection, Department of Economics, Environmental Economics Instruments and Mechanisms Management Division, chief specialist
2009-2011, Ministry of Nature Protection, Head of International Projects Management Division
2011, Coordinator of the OSCE-funded program referred to as “Building Capacity in Economic Mechanisms in Environmental Management, Information and Participatory Process Improvement”
2011, North-South Road Corridor Investment Program SNCO, relocation specialist
2011-2014, USAID-supported Clean Energy and Water Management project, economist
2011-2014, Armenia program coordinator of the German Development Bank-financed Trans-Boundary Joint Secretariat project for support of protected areas
2014, World Bank-supported FLEG-2 program as implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, national expert
2014, EU-supported and Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia-implemented program for ecosystem services, international expert
2014-2015, USAID-supported Clean Energy and Water Management project, national consultant
2014, American University of Armenia, expert in environmental economics
2014-2015, UNDP, national expert for Armenia in environmental economics
2015-2016, World Bank-supported and RA Ministry of Nature Protection-implemented Increased Transparency in Mining Industry project, national expert
2015, OSCE Armenia Office, national expert in environmental economics
2015, UNDP Kazakhstan Office, international expert in ecosystem services
2015, UNDP, introduction of environmental satellite accounts, economic expert
2015, Caucasus Nature Fund, national expert in improvement of protected areas management system
2016-2017, Educational Programs Center, World Bank-funded project, environmental expert
2017-2018, Assistant to RA Prime Minister
2018-2019, RA Minister of Nature Protection
On June 1, 2019, appointed to be RA Minister of Environment

Other Information
2000-2002, Service in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia. He is the author of a number of publications and research papers printed in Armenia, Russia, Greece and Germany

Political Affiliation

Marital Status
Married, with two sons